Title: Gingerbread Man
Author: Maggie Shayne
Category: Drama / Mystery / Horror / Suspense
Length: 340 pages
My Rating: 9/10
Detective Vince O’Mally from the Syracuse Police Department is investigating the murder of two local children. At the scene, where the bodies are found, he finds a copy of The Gingerbread Man that had last been checked out of a library almost 20 years prior to this incident.
Holly Newman and her mother, Doris, relocated to the small town of Dilmun, New York to allow themselves the time and space to heal from a horrific tragedy.
Follow Detective O’Mally as he unravels the mystery surrounding Holly’s past horrors, and his fight against falling for the “damaged goods”.
Can everyone work together and stop being suspicious of one another in time to prevent other innocent children from being hurt?
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was one I couldn’t put down. The entire time I was reading, I felt truly involved with the story line and characters. The twist at the end was completely unpredictable, which is uncommon for me. I’m not often caught off guard by a plot turn!